An interview with the author of the only book on welcoming ceremonies for Jewish girls reveals much about contemporary Jewish life.
Rituals & customs marking the birth of girls have existed since biblical times, but they've blossomed in the past 30 years.
Despite the relative newness and great varieties of welcoming ceremonies for girls, a basic structure appears to have emerged.
How can creativity and a sense of commandedness be combined when confronting new ritual needs?
Circumcision debates and intermarriage
An overview of ceremonies to welcome baby boys and girls.